Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day!

Yeah ... unless you needed to buy a new mattress, it's sort of a disappointing holiday.


Presidents' Day, celebrated each year on the third Monday in February, is a day when Americans honor the legacies of the U.S. presidents. The holiday was established in 1800, when Congress declared February 22–George Washington's birthday–a federal holiday. Still legally known as Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day has become a day to honor not only Washington, but Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president who was born on February 12, and the lives and accomplishments of all U.S. presidents.

The origin of Presidents' Day lies in the 1880s, when the birthday of George Washington—commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States—was first celebrated as a federal holiday. In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved a number of federal holidays to Mondays. The change was designed to schedule certain holidays so that workers had a number of long weekends throughout the year.

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Chris Tomlin

Originally from East Texas, Chris Tomlin grew up enjoying country music and playing the acoustic guitar with his dad. Tomlin wrote his first song at the age of 14 and always sensed that God would use him best through music. He graduated college with a degree in Psychology, but began hanging out with pastor Louie Giglio. The two would go on to create the Passion conference in 1997 (now a bi-annual HUGE worship event for young people).

* Career sales of over two million units
* Six No. 1 radio singles
* 4 Top 25 CCLI songs
* Two GRAMMY nominations
* 14 Dove Awards
* Two Gold albums

Latest Album: And If Our God Is For Us...


Baltimore in March

Music Video:
I Will Rise

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What Old Testament book mentions the "rose of Sharon" and the "lily of the valley"?

A: Song of Solomon (Song of Solomon 2:1)

Congratulations, Becky!

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